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Getting the job interview process right

Making your interview process work for your school is crucial. Imogen Rowley offers some tips for running effective interviews, including advice on issues of anti-discrimination law

Opening your door to new talent can have a welcome impact on the positivity, performance and morale of everyone in your team – as long as you can find the right people. Once you’ve got your shortlist of potential candidates, perfecting the interview process will make sure you identify those who are the right fit for what you need.

Get in touch with your shortlisted candidates as soon as possible to arrange an interview for whenever best works for you. Try though to be flexible and allow candidates to carry out childcare responsibilities, take part in religious occasions, or fit the interview around their current working hours.

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